• whywouldyoubuythis

    iron key ... that is all

    • hurrpancakes

      Can you use the Iron Key when it isn't plugged into a computer?

  • http://twitter.com/andr3wjacks0n andrew jackson

    I don't see how this is too much different from what I can do in my phone already. For free.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000003999549 Mike Harris

      Your phone has a fingerprint reader to unlock it? Crap, that's awesome.

      • http://www.facebook.com/benjamin.pavel Benjamin Pavel

        @facebook-100000003999549:disqus Have to agree with you but unless they use some new "groundbreaking" software/hardware for fingerprint reader i'm 95% sure they will succeed fooling the system and break the protection as soon as it goes on the market. =)

  • Asphyx

    Great Idea!
    Especially with BT support! Now if only I could lock my phone and have it unlock only when in proximity to the key, or have my Door lock open automatically when I step near the door....

    • http://twitter.com/andr3wjacks0n andrew jackson

      You can already do that.

    • WHO?

      Smartstart directed.com

    • Sorian

      Electronic deadbolt https://lockitron.com/
      Was another Kickstarter project listed on AP.

  • HopelesslyFaithful

    they should release it with "paranoid geek" setting with AES-Serpent-Twofish encryption ^^

  • Sorian

    Yay, yet another thing to add to the powered USB hub... BT headset, phone, tablet, backup battery packs (2), PS3 controller, and this key. Time to upgrade the power adapter.

  • Andrew Townsend

    It's a cool concept, but.. if I think about it, it doesn't really offer anything that my phone doesn't. Currently, I dropbox my keepass database to my phone, and open it with keepassdroid. I can get all of my updated passwords at once. Encryption? I don't know a lot about android encryption or if you can encrypt SD cards. I, like many, already store a lot of stuff in my google account, unencrypted. I can have a 12 digit pin or password on my phone if I was super worried about people accessing it. Swiping my finger isn't going to be much more of a benefit. If I am under duress, people could swipe my finger or get the password out of me. It'd be easier to swipe my finger on a device than get me to divulge a password anyway. But honestly, people would get access to more by unlocking my phone than by plugging in a random USB stick I own. The phone is the brass ring if you wanna get into my shit, not a usb stick. In terms of accessing data, I use a gnex with limited storage, but if you have a phone with microsd, better of just keeping your android phone and spending $5 for something like this off of ebay: http://androidspin.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/clipSYNC-1.jpg - 1 less device to carry, and seriously, I already have a car alarm, garage door & house alarm fob hanging off my keys.. 1 more wouldnt make sense!!! Granted, having one of those hanging off your keyring is about the same, but 1 less thing to charge, manage. All for the project tho, good luck to them!

  • jacksmind

    Agreed with the others. It is very hard to see what additional advantages this offers compared to Lastpass (or Lastpass with two-factor authentication). Now you have to power and carry around another device. If you want two-factor (something you know + plus something you own), wouldn't the phone itself be the best choice, not a usb key that people are running away from in droves anyways? Ideally google et all gets its act together and creates a transparent no-power two-factor authentication system. Maybe some NFC system built into phone and a 9char pass you know to open your locker. This may be a better solution for lots of people who don't know about Lastpass but I already have browser autofill, full-encryption, access-from-anywhere (even web), two-factor auth (even on mobile if you want), and I don't have to carry around another device that needs to be charged.


    • didibus

      Lastpass + 2 factor is awesome

  • Deandre_012

    What an awesome tool in view of the secure voice activation feature. I'm presently using SplashData's SplashID Safe. More than just a secure storage tool, their Key Safe USB Drive is a 4 GB USB Drive with built-in version of the powerful password manager designed for personal and business use.

  • Monji

    Wow lose this and it's the end. Just a way to become more tech dependent...

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000003999549 Mike Harris

      Somebody didn't read the whole article.